There are painted using the same paint scheme as my Necron warriors (Painting: Necron Warriors), with a base color of Leadbelcher, followed by a wash of Nuln Oil, then a touch-up with Iron Breaker.
Inspired by photos on the Games Workshop website, I did go along with the dark panels on the wraiths’ backs and upper appendages, in my case a mix of Abaddon Black and Rhinox Hide. This was an annoying extra step that tested my patience, but once begun, I was stuck with it.
Also, I fancy that the darker appearance may provide a spookier, shadowy appearance, which is fitting as I intend for these creatures to phase-shift (Deep Strike) out of the ground during my scenario-based game. These are, after all, the guardians of a sleeping tomb world, and they would be among the first to challenge any interlopers.
One unexpected paint feature—one that has unintentionally turned into a common theme of my Necrons—is the use of red cabling. I simply wanted a touch of color to the miniatures, so I think red cables will be a constant from now on.
It’s funny how little things become a stand-by in your armies.
All in all, I really like these figures—they look very alien, and they add an ominous touch to my new Necron army.